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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Announcing the AWS Pop-up Loft in New York

We opened up the first AWS Pop-up Loft last year. By virtue of its location (Market Street in San Francisco) it is accessible to entrepreneurs, students, and others interested in learning more about AWS. Our customers have also used it for co-working and for meetings. Personally, I like to use the AWS Loft in San […]

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Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS (Updated)

My colleague Mingxue Zhao sent me a guest post designed to make sure that you are aware of an important time / clock issue. Note: This post was first published on May 18, 2015. We made some important additions and corrections on May 25, 2015. — Jeff; The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) […]

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AWS OpsWorks for Windows

AWS OpsWorks gives you an integrated management experience that spans the entire life cycle of your application including resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, monitoring, and access control. As I noted in my introductory post (AWS OpsWorks – Flexible Application Management in the Cloud Using Chef), it works with applications of any level of complexity […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 11, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 11 We announced that you can now Quickly Filter Data in Amazon Redshift Using Interleaved Sorting. We announced a New VPC Endpoint for Amazon S3. We announced that Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS Now Support Encryption via AWS Key Management Service […]

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Now Available – AWS Directory Service API & CLI (Bonus: CloudTrail Integration)

AWS Directory Service allows you to connect your AWS resources to an existing on-premises Active Directory or to set up a new, standalone directory in the AWS Cloud (see my post, New AWS Directory Service, to learn more). Until today, all operations on a Directory were initiated through the AWS Management Console. This was convenient, […]

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